Some 16 persons in the Virgin Islands are newly qualified to provide home care aide, thanks to the opportunity provided by BVI Red Cross.
The graduation ceremony for the BVI Red Cross 2022 Home Care Basics Aide was held on January 19, 2023, at Edris O’Neal Conference Room at the organisation’s headquarters.
Among those in attendance was Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8).
Some 16 persons in the Virgin Islands
are newly qualified to provide home care aide, thanks to the opportunity
provided by BVI Red Cross.
The graduates are Marilyn Freeman, Sonia Matthias, Nakeda Harrigan, Loraine Glasgow, Laceyann Love, Sharon Omogo, Kalema King, Chemika Martin, Roxanne Ramprashad, Shanelle Ramsay, Metheline Alexander, Amoy Richards, Janice Francis, Mackeisa Bulter-Barnwell, Laceyann Love, and Sharon Omogo.
According to BVI Red Cross, the Home Care Basics programme adequately address in a holistic way the care needs of the aging and bed bound population.
The programme consists of 35 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training inclusive of laboratory skills which will is completed in 60 calendar days or three (3) months.